Rita Wagener
I’m Rita and I’m crazy about animals. I’ve been lucky enough to have had all sorts of pets throughout my life. This, along with my years of experience working as a professional dog trainer, has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about their care and behavior. I have several animal-related qualifications including dog training, equine science, and nature guiding. I live in sunny South Africa, where you can find me out walking my dog or caring for my rabbits when I’m not working.
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German Shepherd Health – 5 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Dog’s Life

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Rita Wagener
Mar 18 ·
German Shepherd

German Shepherd health is incredibly important as the breed can suffer from issues as they get older. Every owner wants their dog to have the best and these simple tips will give them the very best chance. I know how overwhelming Googling can get, so here are a few things you can try to improve your dog’s health.

How To Improve German Shepherd Health And Quality Of Life

As responsible pet owners, we often feel the pressure when it comes to keeping our dogs healthy and happy throughout their lives. I know how overwhelming it can get so to make things a little less confusing, I’ve put together a list of 5 tips you can try to keep your German Shepherd in great shape.

1. Diet For Optimum German Shepherd Health

Diet is one of the most important aspects of health. Without a healthy balanced diet, your dog won’t have the proper nutrition it needs to stay strong and healthy as years go by.

German Shepherd Health

2. Exercise

German Shepherds need daily walks and some time to run in the garden to stay fit and healthy. Exercise improves heart and overall health.

German Shepherd Health

3. Grooming

German Shepherds have a double coat which means they may need your help with shedding. Their fur is prone to matting and needs to be brushed often to prevent skin problems. This is especially important in spring when they shed their undercoat in preparation for warmer weather.

4. Socialization

Unsocialized German Shepherds can be quite a handful. It is best to start socialization from an early age to prevent any major behavioral problems and to reduce your dog’s stress. Socialization can prevent unnecessary injury and teaches your dog how to behave in different situations.

5. Get Regular Health Checkups For Your Dog

It is important to keep your dog vaccinated and treated for parasites regularly. The vet will also pick up on any health problems early which makes treatment simpler.

Keeping your dog healthy doesn’t have to be a challenge, it can be fun! Your German Shepherd will love you for all the attention and outside time it gets. Here to show you just how much German Shepherds enjoying themselves:

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Rita Wagener
I’m Rita and I’m crazy about animals. I’ve been lucky enough to have had all sorts of pets throughout my life. This, along with my years of experience working as a professional dog trainer, has given me the opportunity to learn a lot about their care and behavior. I have several animal-related qualifications including dog training, equine science, and nature guiding. I live in sunny South Africa, where you can find me out walking my dog or caring for my rabbits when I’m not working.
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